HC Deb 16 April 1948 vol 449 c98W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many farmers are affected by the announcement at Aberdeen of his Chief Scientific Adviser that those graded, C, are to be placed under supervision and ejected from their farms if there is not a substantial improvement within a year.

Mr. T. Williams

My Chief Scientific Adviser did not make an announcement: he was explaining the provisions of Part II of the Agriculture Act, 1947. County agricultural executive committees may find it convenient to use the system of grading as a basic for the administration of those provisions, but I cannot say how many farmers may—in due course, when the grading has been reviewed—be affected.